Tibbett’s Grasshopper Quartz Mill.
300 yards past sand mounds to the remains of a water pump.
Located in the “center of activity” was a high
piece of ground known as “Chinamen’s Knoll.”
Here Tibbett’s operated a 5-stamp mill powered by
a Pico Steam Engine. Heavy
iron heads rose and fell rhythmically, pulverizing gold
ore from the John Bull mines.
The sand mound is old tailings.
area is rather interesting because you can see these
unique mounds of sand that is left over from the mining
process of the gold rush of
The mounds are man-made reminders of the past and
how mining processes can literally change the landscape
of our environment.
entrance to the Jonathan Tibbett’s Grasshopper Quartz Mill
This is one of the surviving mining antiques that stand as a
small beacon to the gold rush of
Yet more of
the delightful wildflowers. This time the wildflower is about
the size of a quarter. I only saw this particular wildflower
blossom at the location of the Jonathan Tibbett’s’
Grasshopper Quartz Mill site.
1. Holcomb View Trail - 2.
Last Chance Placer
Wilbur's Grave (Not on the tour)
3. Two Gun Bill's Saloon - 4.Jonathan Tibbett's
Grasshopper Quartz Mill
5. Hangman's Tree - 6. Original Gold Diggings -
7. Belleville - 8. Arrasters
9. Ross' Grave - 10. Pygmy Cabin Site - 11. Metzger Mine
12. Gold Mountain A.K.A. Lucky Baldwin Mine